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Timber harvests in the US and Canada have gone up for four consecutive years with log exports and softwood lumber production driving the higher demand for logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Increased North American log exports and higher softwood lumber production in the US and Canada has resulted in a steady rise in timber harvests on...
Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback water following hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Flowback water treatment is a critical...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-based buildings from four storeys to six, matching what is already permitted in British Columbia and...

Guest Columns

The forthcoming mid-term Election on November 4 is looking like a key opportunity to influence policies important to...
The nine-month revenue extender that Congress passed on August 1 to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until May 2015...
On July 24, Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Florida) introduced the Right to Haul Act (HR 5201), which would allow “...
Last month the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Tailoring Rule, thereby addressing one of the key risks of the U.S....
This is a guest article by John Siegenthaler. BTEC, HeatSpring, and John are running a 10-week advanced design class on...

Industry News

By Claire MarshallBBC environment correspondent Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases. Operating under an experimental government...
AHEC Trade Alert! There has been considerable confusion surrounding several changes to the EU phytosanitary regulations that will be introduced from October 1, 2014. These changes are set out in...
RISI’s September International Woodfiber Report, while reiterating ongoing concerns about the logging capacity deficit, notes that “a trucker shortage now tops US timber capacity concerns...
On August 29, the on-line version of the Society of American Foresters’ Journal of Forestry published a strong defense of forest bio-energy’s role as a renewable and sustainable energy...
Sustainable forestry is helping improve wildlife habitat for grizzly bears and other species in Montana. The Montana Forest Restoration Committee is cooperating with a variety of groups to restore...
Maibec has invested more than $20 million in the upgrade of its lumber mill in St-Pamphile de l'Islet. The upgrade included the acquisition of high-tech, high-performance equipment that maibec...

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Forest Photos

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Nothing about this beautiful setting suggests this was the scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire, which burned about 42,000 acres of old growth timber in western Oregon. The fire was man caused and led to an important legal case in which the State of Oregon established its right to conduct thorough fire investigations on private timberland.